The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is an international conservation NGO headquartered at the Bronx Zoo in New York City working to save wildlife and wild lands and to meet global conservation challenges in over 60 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

To support theAsia Conservation program's Greater Mekong Region, WCS seeks a dynamic, well-organized, hard-working, and committed team player to oversee the administration and finances of grants in the region. The Greater Mekong Regional Grants Manager will continually assess the status of implementation of the grants in the Greater Mekong Regional Program.

This position reports to the Regional Business Manager - The Greater Mekong.This position will liaise closely with country program staff and the country office finance/administrative staff. This position will involve travel to WCS Country Officesthroughout the Greater Mekong Region (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, and China), and to WCS headquarters in New York.

Regional Grants Manager – The Greater Mekong

Job Type: Local Full Time Contract

Division: Global Conservation Program, Asia Conservation Program

Reports to: Regional Business Manager - The Greater Mekong

Location: Bangkok, Thailand


  • Oversee the administration and finances of grants in the region.
  • Reviewcountry and regional-level grant and contractproposal budgets,ensuringthat the budgets cover costsand contribute to strengthening the Country and Regional Program(s), and that budgets comply with WCS/donor policies and undergo appropriate reviews in accordance with WCS signature authority policy.
  • Coordinate/prepare financial reports for regional grants, review and approve grant financial reports prepared by Country Programs, which includes verifying the reports to the WCS Financial System.
  • Review all grant agreements and contracts within the region and work with NY departments, and Regionaldepartmentsthatareinvolvedinthegrantmakingprocess,suchasfundraising,legalandfinance to support negotiation and final signature.
  • Ensure regional grant administration is on track and support country-level grant administration.
  • Responsible for tracking compliance to donor requirements, such as financial, procurement, and human resource regulations, including visibility and branding, etc, from proposal through grant close out.
  • Preparesub-agreementsandregionalsubgrants,usingtheapplicabletemplateforthedonor.
  • Coordinate subgrant compliance in the region, working with sub grant manager in NYto provide support in the assessment and monitoring of sub grantees.
  • Support grant audits, in coordination with Regional Controller.
  • Support Country Programs in understanding WCS grant management processes, systems, tools and donor compliance requirements.
  • Engage as part of the WCS grants management team, including NY compliance managers and grants managers from other WCS regions, sharing and drawing from lessons learned.
  • Following up with country office to ensure effort reports are on time and costs are properly allocated
  • Maintain an accurate database of regional project funding, including contracts, project budgets, and donor-specific procedures and regulations; ensure same is done at the country program level by the country finance teams.


The successful candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills and be comfortable participating as both an effective contributor, leader and listener in group settings. S/He must be well organized, self-motivated, resourceful, effective and efficient at coordinating multiple resources to get things done, with strong attention to detail; can work on multiple tasks at multiple levels and switch between them; can foresee and plan around obstacles.

  • Bachelor degree required.Related program of study such as finance, accounting, economics or business strongly preferred.
  • Proven grant and financial management experience in an international organization (3+ years) in a multi-funder environment required.
  • Experience in managing substantial (>USD 1million) USAID, EU and/or other bilateral/multilateral grants preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse team. Must be solution-oriented, and have strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Willing and able to be responsive and have efficient communications with colleagues in both New York as well as in Asia, regardless of time zone. And available to travel as needed to NY and throughout Asia.
  • Effective "roll up the sleeves” work ethic; Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse team. Must be solution-oriented, and have strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Language requirement: English fluency required
  • Excellent computer and systems skills required with respect to MS Office applications (advanced skills in MS Excel required) and major financial accounting and reporting software (SAP or equivalent)
  • Ability to work and live in challenging environments.

Contact Address

Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications, should apply by sending an application letter and CV together with the names and contact information of three references to:  asiaprogram@wcs.org. Please include "Greater Mekong Regional Grants Manager" in the subject line of your email.

Candidates must also apply online via the WCS career portal at: http://www.wcs.org/about-us/careers. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.  The job will be filled when a suitable applicant is found, so interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, and before 18 March 2018.

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